So this is Benjamin

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2 weeks old today.

So this (picture below) is Benjamin, my first son. I found out that he was coming about 6 weeks after that last journal entry and he completely changed my plans and priorities heading into this year. He was born on the 26th of March weighing 7 lbs 12 ounces, 19.5 inches long. Now he's already over 8 pounds.

I've been amassing a few 10 ounce silver bars in the last 10 months to build up a little silver bullion independent/apart from my 1 ounce rounds that I love so much. When we'd go to an ultrasound and find out how much he weighed approximately I'd find out about how much that was in troy ounces, hand that to my wife in silver and that let her know about how much weight that really was (numbers can be so abstract). It's been a crazy 10/11 months. I'll try to give an update soon, but, for now, this is my son.

Never really thought about being a father when I joined here. I think I was 21 at that point. Now I'm 29, which is kind of shocking to think about now that it occurs to me. Now that he's here a lot of things have changed. I'm doing things and collecting things now explicitly thinking about showing them to him and sharing them with him. I guess we'll see what he thinks of his coin-collecting, photographer, engineer, PhD father when he's a little older. It's okay if he thinks I'm a nerd I guess.

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